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Thread: Is it ok to have low TA?

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    Is it ok to have low TA?

    Now that we are kicking back into high gear with the pool, I'm testing and see that my TA is 40. I remember last year I had to add stuff a few times because my TA drifts down. Is there a reason (other than to try to stabilize PH) that low TA is bad? I have a vinyl pool, with a heater that we rarely use.

    Also, someone remind me which raises PH and which raises TA (borax or baking soda). I seem to have forgotten everything over the winter!

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    You can go to the Stickies (link in my sig) and read: "BBB or What are all these pool chemicals?".

    I had to re-read them, too
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    40 is quite low. I would raise it to at least 50, preferably 60.

    You raise TA with baking soda, which will raise PH just a little.
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